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Donald Duck animation Courvoisier Cel
  Disney Studios (c. 1930s)
Courvoisier cel of Donald Duck
Did you know that Donald's full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck? Well, it is, and this is an excellent example of this moody duck with his 'hands' on his hips, his mouth slightly open and his eyes ever-so-slightly squinted in classic Donald consternation.
The art measures 7" x 7.5".
There is some glue residue from the cel which can be seen as the cel has separated slightly from the background. Still in great condition for a vintage cel and we do not recommend restoration unless to move the cel back into position.
The character size is 5.75" h x 4.75" w.
 (unframed).

WDCCS16



1935
Donald Duck animation Production Cel
  On Ice (1935)
Production cel of Donald Duck
This vintage cel shows a rare, long-billed Donald Duck as he glides across the ice from a 1930s short. There are about 9 areas of paint separation on this piece. None are near the focal point of the character and we would not recommend restoration.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the character size is 5.5" h x 4" w.
 (unframed).

WDCKM15



1936
Abner animation Production Cel
  The Country Cousin (1936)
Production cel of Abner
The cel has been trimmed to 10" x 6.5" and taped at the top to a hand-painted background.
There are evidence of pin holes to the background at upper edge; two holes that are 3” and one 2" away from the upper right corner. As pinning up work for evaluation was often part of the creative process, this is fairly common for this type of work. There is some surface paper loss to the background at the upper and lower right corners within the lower white border which can be easily matted out.
The character size is 5.5" h x 4" w.
US$ 850 (unframed).
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WDCCS343
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1937
Mickey Mouse animation Production Cel
  Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
Production cel of Mickey Mouse and Goofy
Goofy appears at 3:08 in the film, just after they have entered into the Ghost's House and all of their ghost hunting supplies land around them. Mickey appears at 3:37 in the film with the ghost putting his fingers into Mickey's gun, causing the classic animated gag that we are all familiar with today.
The aperture measures 8.5" x 11.25" while the frame measures 17" x 19.5". Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is only visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece.
The character size is 5" h x 8.25" w.
 (framed).

WDCCS117



1938
Ferdinand the Bull animation Production Cel
  Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
Production cel of Ferdinand the Bull
The frame measures 16" x 19.5" while the aperture measures 7.75" x 10.75".
The cel has been trimmed and affixed to a hand painted watercolor background. Cel is slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. As visible in the image, there is glue residue near the character’s mouth and chest as the cel has separated slightly from the background. Also visible are areas of paint loss on the character’s chest and buttocks. There are also some specks of paint loss on and around the right eye and miniscule specks on the back hooves visible upon close examination. There are a few small areas of slight cracking and lifting.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the character size is 6" h x 5.5" w.
US$ 1400 (framed).
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WDCCS285
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Ferdinand the Bull animation Courvoisier Cel
  Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
Courvoisier cel of Ferdinand the Bull
Loveable, mild mannered Ferdinand is showcased in the gorgeous Courvoisier cel. Ferdinand is given the epithet of “The Fiercest Bull in Spain” but in this cel his neck is stretched out in anticipation not because he has seen the red cape of the matador but because he has seen a lovely bouquet of daises.

This piece is coming from the gallery owner's private collection. There is a tear in the background near the figure, but does not touch him, nor does it affect the cel, which measures approximately 1"..
US$ 8900 (unframed).
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WDC758
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Mickey Mouse animation Courvoisier Cel
  Brave Little Tailor (1938)
Courvoisier cel of Mickey Mouse
This fun Courvoisier cel from the classic short "The Brave Little Tailor" combines characters from exposition of the story with a cel of Mickey in a very powerful pose. The combination of elements from different parts of the film is very common in Courvoisier cel set-ups.
The artwork measures 8" x 11".
There is evidence of slight paint mottling.
 (unframed).

WDCCS331
A Matador animation Courvoisier Cel
  Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
Courvoisier cel of A Matador and a girl
The aperture measures 10.5" x 8.5" while the matte measures 16.75" x 20".
The matte has discolored due to age and exhibits wear at the corners and edges. As visible in the web image, the matte has incurred significant water stains. There is evidence of slight paint lifting throughout the characters and very faint spots of mottling on the matador’s hat. There is some white powdery residue at the upper right corner. Visible upon close inspection is a faint crack 0.12" long in the paint of the character’s left leg.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13")
 (matted).

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Ferdinand's Mother animation Courvoisier Cel
  Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
Courvoisier cel of Ferdinand's Mother
The frame measures 17.75" x 19.0" while the aperture measures 7.75" x 9.6".
Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece. There is evidence of very slight lifting on the character’s buttocks and stomach. There is some minor glue residue from the cel which can be seen as the cel has separated slightly from the background.
 (unframed).

WDCCS379
Katherine Hepburn animation Courvoisier Cel
  Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
Courvoisier cel of Katherine Hepburn

The aperture measures 7" x 8.5" while the frame measures 16.25" x 16.5".
As visible in the image, Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is only visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece. There is very slight paint separation along the black area of her blouse. There is some glue residue from the cel which can be seen as the cel has separated slightly from the background. Still in great condition for a vintage cel and we do not recommend restoration unless to move the cel back into position.
The character size is 5" h x 6.5" w.
 (framed).

WDCCS105
Donald Duck animation Production Cel
  Donald's Golf Game (1938)
Production cel of Donald Duck
They say pride cometh before the fall, and this cel shows Donald’s last proud moment before the day completely falls apart.
This production cel is affixed to a hand-painted custom background.The paint has been professionally restored.
This piece has been professionally restored. Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is only visible in the web image and is not on the actual piece. There is an area of browned residue at the lower right corner which can be easily matted out. There is a tinge of yellowingb to the upper and lower left corners which can be easily matted out.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the character size is 4.25" h x 4.25" w.
 (unframed).

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Mickey Mouse animation Courvoisier Cel
  Brave Little Tailor (1938)
Courvoisier cel of Mickey Mouse
Mickey holds his hat in hand as he explains to the King how he killed seven flies with one blow. The King however, due to courtly gossip, thinks that the Brave Little Tailor has killed seven giants with one blow and decrees that Mickey is the Royal Giant Killer! This beautiful Courvoisier cel is an excellent example of a pre-Fantasia Mickey Mouse. This is evident in the fact that Mickey’s eyes are solid black rather than white with black pupils as he appeared from Fantasia forward. The goal of the redesign was to give Mickey a more expressive face; however, this cel does an excellent job showing Mickey’s nervous emotions.
The artwork measures 7" x 6.5" while the frame measures 17.5" x 16.5". There is a slight amount of paint mottling in the character, visible only upon close examination.
 (framed).

WDCCS59
Wynken animation Courvoisier Cel
  Wynken Blynken And Nod (1938)
Courvoisier cel of Wynken and Blynken
This is the most spectacular Courvoisier from Wynken, Blynken and Nod that we have seen. This cartoon is special for many reasons, but especially because it represents one of the earliest uses of the multiplane camera which added depth of focus and a new unexpected dimension to the dreamlike quality of this film. The cel shows three little boys sailing through the evening sky in a wooden clog, fishing for twinkly yellow stars. The background is painted in opulent shades of blue and green on a wood veneer panel, while the three boys, their boat and the stars have been classically trimmed to figure in the Courvoisier style. Even the effects cel depicting the milky cosmos wake has been preserved in this ensemble. At the end of the cartoon, the viewer is made aware that the boys and their adventures in the night sky, are the subjects of a dream that one little boy is having while sleeping peacefully in his cradle. This cel would pair beautifully with the cel that we are also featuring of that cute sleeping boy, WDCMT2.
The cel measures 10" x 12.5".
The 'Star Fish' have separated from the background. Still in great condition for a vintage cel and we do not recommend restoration unless to move the cel back into position.
As visible in the image, there is slight paint loss along the lower hull of the boat.
The character size is 2" h x 3.75" w.
 (unframed).

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Blynken animation Courvoisier Cel
  Wynken Blynken And Nod (1938)
Courvoisier cel of Blynken

The cel measures 8" x 9.5" while the matte measures 14" x 15".
The cel has been professionally repositioned.
The character size is 3.75" h x 4.5" w.
 (unframed).

WDCMT2
Ferdinand the Bull animation Courvoisier Cel
  Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
Courvoisier cel of Ferdinand the Bull and the Matador
This piece is the best Ferdinand piece we have ever had. Perfect for the discerning Ferdinand collector.
A bullfighter encounters the worst thing that could ever happen in his career: a bull who would not fight back! The bare chest of the bullfighter, who is doing his impression of an easy target, has a tattoo of a reddish-colored flower with the word "daisy" written across it (very funny!)
This piece comes with the Courvoisier Gallery certificate attached to the default frame backing.

The viewing aperture measures approximately 7"H by 9"W, and the overall piece measures about 16.5"H by 17.5"W matted and framed.
There is some very slight waviness of the cel which is characteristic of classic vintage cels such as this and does not detract from the overall appeal of this piece. There is a small nick on the upper right edge of the default moulding and parts of the lower part of the paper backing of has loosened from the moulding.
The character size is 5" h x 8.5" w.
 (framed).

WDC1066
Joe E. Brown animation Courvoisier Cel with Two Matching Drawings
  Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
Courvoisier cel with two matching drawings of Joe E. Brown and Martha Raye
Two matching drawings are included here.
The image size measures 7.25" x 8.5".
 (unframed).

WDC1128
Charlie McCarthy animation Courvoisier Cel
  Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
Courvoisier cel of Charlie McCarthy and W.C. Fields
The cel has a total of 13 characters from the end of the film. The most amazing cel from this short that we have ever encountered.
Framed, this piece measures 17"x 20".

Some paint loss near the cello and paint lifting at the top right of the shoe. Slight shifting of the cel on the background is visible in small sections. On the left side of the shoe there is some paint missing in the green of bushes. Overall the cel is in excellent condition for a cel from this period.
. The light reflection is visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece.
 (framed).

WDCPP10
--- animation Title Card Cel
  Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
Title card cel
A fantastic cel from the opening sequence of this coveted short. The set-up consists of three cels: the background, the words "Mother Goose", and the words "goes Hollywood" each on its own cel. Around the edges of the background, are painted figures from the old Mother Goose tales.
The cels have been trimmed and measure 8" x 10". Some light rippling has occurred which is not uncommon for cels from this time period.
 (unframed).

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Ferdinand the Bull animation Courvoisier Cel
  Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
Courvoisier cel of Ferdinand the Bull
The artwork measures 9" x 9".
 (unframed).

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1939
Baby Swans animation Courvoisier Cel
  The Ugly Duckling (1939)
Courvoisier cel of Baby Swans
The framed piece measures 15.0" x 17.0" with the aperture measuring 8.25" x 11.0".

The grasshopper does not appear in the film.
There is evidence of paint cracking 0.25" long by the grasshoppers head but no paint loss. There is evidence of very slight paint separation on the buttocks and an area of 0.25" x 0.13" above the eye of the duckling on the far right but no paint loss. Visible upon close examination is very minor paint cracking on the neck of the ducklings on the far right and second from the right. There is an area 0.25" x 0.13" of paint loss to the tail and line wear with a miniscule dark smudge in the eye of the duckling second from the right. There is evidence of slight lifting throughout.
 (framed).

WDC1219
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Mickey Mouse animation Courvoisier Cel
  The Pointer (1939)
Courvoisier cel of Mickey Mouse and Pluto
Nothing says love like the relationship between a man (or mouse) and his dog. Mickey gives Pluto a big hug as he lovingly chastises his puppy pal.
The cel appears at 3:16 in the film.
The frame measures 18.25" x 19.25" while the aperture measures 8" x 10.5".

Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is only visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece. Very slight paint separation with no lifting and in excellent condition for vintage cels of its age. There is some glue residue from the cel which can be seen as the cel has separated slightly from the background. Still in great condition for a vintage cel and we do not recommend restoration unless to move the cel back into position. The red 'dot' on Pluto's paw is light reflection and not on the piece itself.
The character size is 7.5" h x 9" w.
 (framed).

WDCCS243
the Ugly Duckling animation Courvoisier Cel
  The Ugly Duckling (1939)
Courvoisier cel of the Ugly Duckling
The character measures just over 2" while the aperture measures approximately 8" x 7".
 (unframed).

WDCPR8
the Ugly Duckling animation Courvoisier Cel
  The Ugly Duckling (1939)
Courvoisier cel of the Ugly Duckling
This piece measures 7.25" x 8.75".
Everyone is familiar with the inspiring tale of self acceptance told in "The Ugly Duckling." Disney actually made two versions of this story, but this Courvoisier Cel of the lead character, hails from the 1939 version. This is a great full body image of the duckling, ugly or otherwise, and shows him pensively scratching head while looking into the water. He may feel ugly now but eventually he will find acceptance, and most importantly will learn to love himself, and he serves as an important reminder to us to do the same.
Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece. There is some slight paint separation with no lifting in areas such as his right wing, forehead, belly, legs and feet.
The character size is 2.25" h x 2.5" w.
 (unframed).

WDC1237
Mickey Mouse animation Courvoisier Cel
  The Pointer (1939)
Courvoisier cel of Mickey Mouse and Pluto
An absolutely wonderful piece that exhibits Mouse and Dog out in the wilderness. The colors in this piece are outstanding as well as the body language between these two. Mickey is adorable in his hunting cap and sportsman clothes and is shown here in full character while each character has bright open eyes and open mouths.
Framed, this piece measures 16.5" x 19".
Price is reflective of art only--the piece comes with the frame pictured. There is no change in price due to the frame--it can be deframed upon request at purchase but will not change the price of the piece.
Cel has become slightly wavy which is not uncommon for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the character size is 5" h x 7" w.
 (framed).

WDCTD59



1940
Pluto animation Master Set-up
  Pantry Pirate (1940)
Master set-up of Pluto
This master is from a short cartoon where poor Pluto is banished to his doghouse after he tried to raid the pantry! But he can't seem to resist the ham in the kitchen!
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the character size is 5.5" h x 6.5" w.
 (framed).

WDM973



1941
Goofy animation Courvoisier Cel
  Sale Price US$1275
How To Ride A Horse (1941)
Courvoisier cel of Goofy and Percy
The aperture measures 8.5" x 11.0" while the matte measures 15.0" x 17.0".
Cel is very slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. As visible in the web image, there is mottling throughout the character Percy with some slight mottling in Goofy's hat and collar. There is evidence of slight lifting in the character Percy's hooves, tail, and mane and in the character Goofy's pants. There is a miniscule speck of paint loss under Goofy's eye with some very slight lifting. There is evidence of very slight line wear throughout.
US$ 1700 (matted).
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WDCCS450
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Goofy animation Production Cel
  How To Ride A Horse (1941)
Production cel of Goofy
The aperture measures 11.0" x 7.8" while the matte measures 12.85" x 16.75".
There is some slight mottling in the paint throughout and most visible in the horse character. There is slight lifting in some small areas; in Goofy's mouth, collar, horse's saddle, and tree foliage. There are some miniscule specks of paint loss though nearly indiscernible in Goofy's mouth, hat, and the horse's eyes.
The character size is 8.5" h x 5.75" w.
 (matted).

WDC1267



1943
Pedro animation Courvoisier Cel
  Saludos Amigos (1943)
Courvoisier cel of Pedro
Pedro is a cute little mail plain from South America whose parents were too ill to deliver the mail and he had to step up to the challenge! This is an adorable and vibrantly colored cel of this character flying high.
The aperture measures 6.5" in diameter.
There is a slight amount of paint cracking in the underbelly, as well as a miniscule amount of paint separation on the far, right tip of the wing.
The character size is 2" h x 3" w.
 (unframed).

WDCCS13



1944
Goofy animation Production Cel
  How To Be A Sailor (1944)
Production cel of Goofy
Goofy goes through the history of sailing in this wonderful short!
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the character size is 4.5" h x 8" w.
 (unframed).

WDCAG4



1948
Slue-Foot Sue animation Production Cel
  Melody Time (1948)
Production cel of Slue-Foot Sue
Slue-Foot Sue enters the story of Pecos Bill astride a mammoth catfish. Ever reminiscent of Varga’s Pin-up girls that had become so popular with the men of 1940’s, Sue is drawn with full pouty lips and long fluttering lashes. It is no wonder she was the favorite love of Pecos Bill.
The cel is slightly wavy which is fairly common for animation cels of this age. There are evidence of pin holes; two at the upper left corner and one 1.5" below, one along the lower edge and 1.5" to the right of the lower left corner and one at the lower right corner. As visible in the web image, paint separation has occurred on the character's left hand, skirt, and boot and there is slight lifting throughout. There is a 0.25" x 0.25" area of paint separation on the fish’s lip.
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16") and the character size is 7" h x 10.5" w.
 (unframed).

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